Press Conference: Unequal Justice: Immigrant Rights, Detention, and Advocacy in Pierce County

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
UW Tacoma Cawein Auditorium, Room 102
As the site of one of the largest detention facilities on the West Coast, Pierce County and the City of Tacoma are at the center of ongoing efforts to document and challenge the systemic injustices inflicted on immigrant and undocumented communities. Panelists will present research and reflections on the impacts of federal immigration enforcement in Washington State and nationwide; and policies which cities and states can adopt to limit their involvement in immigration enforcement activities.

Opening remarks by Chancellor Mark Pagano.
Panelists include:
Prof. Angelina Snodgrass Godoy, Director of the University of Washington Center for Human Rights in Seattle
Ann Benson, Senior Directing Attorney at the Washington Defender Association
Assistant Prof. Rachel Hershberg, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, UW Tacoma
Stteffany Durán, Legal Advocate, Tacoma Community House
Dimitry and Maria, Advocates for Immigrants in Detention Northwest